LEO Weekly: Curb Your Foodieism (with Footnotes!)

LEO Weekly: Curb Your Foodieism (with Footnotes!)

“What I always want, what is crucial for me, is casual. I want everybody to have fun,” said Bobby Benjamin, executive chef of Butchertown Grocery, to the Courier-Journal in the midst of a media bonanza around their fall opening. Local media, ahem, ate this place up....
LEO Weekly: Dankness on the Edge of Flavortown

LEO Weekly: Dankness on the Edge of Flavortown

[Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts on Guy Fieri, his impact on food culture and his new restaurant. To read the second part, by LEO food critic Robin Garr, click here.] On a balmy early September evening, the last vestiges of summer clinging to the air, I...
LEO Weekly: Ira Glass Interview

LEO Weekly: Ira Glass Interview

For over two decades, the internationally-syndicated “This American Life” has served as the gold standard for riveting storytelling, with a touch of radio theater, during which personal vignettes tell larger truths and resonate with millions on a significant level....
VICE: The Internet Thinks I’m Banksy

VICE: The Internet Thinks I’m Banksy

Add Michael Whatley to the shortlist of people IRL who, like the Ermahgerd Girl or Scumbag Steve, found themselves the face of some strange Internet ephemera, apropos of nothing. Last summer, a Facebook event appeared promoting a Banksy meet and greet early next year...